This is a four credit point unit run over a 13 week session. There are lectures, tutorials and full day workshops. Further information is available via the HSYP802 online Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. In most cases lectures are recorded however, attendance is expected at both lectures and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
There is no prescribed textbook, however the following book is recommended. Copies will be held in library reserve.
Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals
2nd Edition textbook
Penny Webb, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Chris Bain, University of Queensland
Date Published: December 2010
Essential Medical Statistics
Betty R. Kirkwood MA MSc DIC, Hon MFPHM, FMedSci
Jonathan A.C. Sterne MA MSc PhD
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK
First published 1988
Second edition 2003, 2 2006
The readings for each tutorial will be listed in the tutorial worksheets available on ilearn. For readings that are journal articles available electronically thorough the library it is your responsibility to find and download these. For readings that are chapters from a textbook and meet copyright restrictions they will be available on e-reserve as a PDF.
Technology and equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.